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Tiffin (OH) Univ.

Tiffin (OH) Univ. has signed Sodexho to a five-year, $4-million foodservice management contract.

The American Dairy Association/National Dairy Council (ADA/NDC), in Rosemont, IL, has launched a "3-A-Day" campaign to help combat what it describes as America's calcium deficit.

A California assemblyman plans to introduce legislation this month that would urge the state's public schools to offer daily vegetarian/vegan lunch options.

Claims by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) that school meals are partly to blame for child obesity have irked the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture (USDA), the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) and various commodity organizations, according to the Associated Press.

But, some consumer and environmental groups voice concern over the safety of genetically-modified foods. A recent public poll showed 50% of American women and 70% of men would eat these foods. But, ...

The addition of a serve-yourself-condiment bar in the barbecue grills at some California secondary schools has increased participation by 8% and is expected to grow this quarter.

In a recent interview with The New York Times, Agriculture Under Secretary Eric Bost says that he may ask Congress to require that school vending machines include milk and flavored water in addition to soda.

Dinner volume more than doubled at Towson (MD) University's Newell Dining Hall as a result of a $2.2-million renovation completed this past fall.

The term "Syndrome X" was coined in 1988 by Gerald Reaven, MD, a researcher at Stanford University School of Medicine. Millions of people could have Syndrome X, but are unaware of this "silent killer." A medical check-up including blood work is required for diagnosis.